Flashbacks

ZombiesOnStage01Th.jpgIn case you haven’t heard, it’s the 40th anniversary of the Summer of Love. Goldmine will be celebrating the three-month long period of musical exploration, liberation and flower power with a special issue dated Aug. 17.

Now, I wasn’t even born until August of that year, so, obviously, I don’t remember much from it.

Some of you, though, did experience that magical time, though you may not remember much from it either. Drugs can have that effect.

If you care to jog your dormant memory, the organizers of Hippiefest have an offer for you: The Turtles, Felix Cavaliere’s Rascals and The Zombies (pictures live at right) are headlining the second annual tour event. Other acts slated to appear include Mitch Ryder, Mountain, Badfinger, Country Joe McDonald, Iron Butterfly, Denny Laine and Melanie.

“This festival is for people who weren’t around in the ’60s and ’70s, or were and just can’t seem to remember,” says tour creator Toby Ludwig. “Bring your parents, your grandparents and your kids. Come be a hippie for a day!”

For more information on Hippiefest, you’re going to have to do some Google searching.

Tour dates:

Wednesday, July 25    Toronto, ON / Molson Amphitheater       
(The Turtles, Felix Cavaliere’s Rascals, The Zombies, Mountain, Mitch Ryder, Badfinger, Country Joe McDonald)

Thursday, July 26         Brooklyn, NY / Seaside Park (FREE SHOW)
(The Turtles, Felix Cavaliere’s Rascals, The Zombies, Melanie, Denny Laine, Country Joe McDonald)

Friday, July 27         Wallingford, CT / Chevrolet Theatre       
(The Turtles, Felix Cavaliere’s Rascals, The Zombies, Mountain, Mitch Ryder, Badfinger, Country Joe McDonald)

Saturday, July 28         Vernon, NY / Vernon Downs           
(The Turtles, Felix Cavaliere’s Rascals, The Zombies, Mountain, Mitch Ryder, Badfinger, Country Joe McDonald)

Sunday, July 29         Farmingville, NY / Brookhaven Amphitheater   
(The Turtles, Felix Cavaliere’s Rascals, The Zombies, Mountain, Mitch Ryder, Badfinger, Country Joe McDonald)

Monday, July 30         Vienna, VA / Wolftrap               
(The Turtles, Felix Cavaliere’s Rascals, The Zombies, Mountain, Mitch Ryder, Badfinger, Country Joe McDonald)

Thursday, Aug. 2         Hollywood, FLA / Hard Rock Hotel & Casino   
(The Turtles, Felix Cavaliere’s Rascals, The Zombies, Mountain, Badfinger, Country Joe McDonald)

Friday, Aug. 3         Atlanta, GA / Chastain Park           
(The Turtles, Felix Cavaliere’s Rascals, The Zombies, Mountain, Badfinger, Country Joe McDonald)

Saturday, Aug. 4         Wichita, KS / Cessadium Stadium       
(The Turtles, The Zombies, Mountain, Iron Butterfly, Mitch Ryder, Badfinger, Denny Laine, Country Joe McDonald)

Sunday, Aug. 5        Grand Prairie, TX / Nokia Live           
(The Turtles, The Zombies, Mountain, Iron Butterfly, Mitch Ryder, Badfinger, Denny Laine, Country Joe McDonald)

Tuesday, Aug. 7        Cape Cod, MA / Melody Tent           
(The Zombies, Mountain, Mitch Ryder, Badfinger, Country Joe McDonald)

Wednesday, Aug. 8        Cohasset, MA / South Shore Music       
(The Zombies, Mountain, Mitch Ryder, Badfinger, Country Joe McDonald)

Thursday, Aug. 9        Philadelphia, PA / Mann Center           
(The Turtles, Felix Cavaliere’s Rascals, The Zombies, Mountain, Mitch Ryder, Badfinger, Country Joe McDonald)

Friday, Aug. 10        Champion, PA / Seven Springs Resort       
(The Turtles, Felix Cavaliere’s Rascals, The Zombies, Mountain, Mitch Ryder, Badfinger, Denny Laine, Country Joe McDonald)

Saturday, Aug. 11        Liberty, NY / Bethelwoods Amphitheater   
(The Turtles, Felix Cavaliere’s Rascals, The Zombies, Mountain, Badfinger, Denny Laine, Country Joe McDonald)

Sunday, Aug. 12        Gilford, NH / Meadowbrook Farms Amphitheater 
(The Turtles, Felix Cavaliere’s Rascals, The Zombies, Mountain, Badfinger, Denny Laine, Country Joe McDonald)

Thursday, Aug. 16        Temecula, CA / Pechanga Resort & Casino
(The Turtles, Felix Cavaliere’s Rascals, The Zombies, Mountain, Mitch Ryder, Badfinger, Country Joe McDonald)

Friday, Aug. 17        Lemoore, CA / Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino   
(The Turtles, Felix Cavaliere’s Rascals, The Zombies, Mountain, Mitch Ryder, Badfinger, Country Joe McDonald)

Saturday, Aug. 18        Phoenix, AZ / Dodge Theatre           
(The Turtles, Felix Cavaliere’s Rascals, The Zombies, Mountain, Badfinger, Denny Laine, Country Joe McDonald)

Sunday, Aug. 20        Saratoga, CA / The Winery           
(The Turtles, Felix Cavaliere’s Rascals, The Zombies, Mountain, Badfinger, Country Joe McDonald)

Tuesday, Aug. 21        San Diego, CA / Humphrey’s By The Sea   
(The Turtles, Felix Cavaliere’s Rascals, The Zombies, Mountain, Badfinger, Country Joe McDonald)

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